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The City of Tomorrow by BWS The City of Tomorrow by BWS
This is the first illustration for my serialized story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, which began its run this week at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual ( [link] ). The story updates with a new illustrated page each Monday and Thursday, and will run for fourteen months there.

It's a linear, serialized story meant to complement the branching stories like Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves.

On this first page we see a view over the city of Retropolis - just so we know where we are, here in the retro future - as we consider that there are some places in every city where people just don't go, and we explore the reasons why that's true.
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Writer
Beautiful! I'd definitely live there!
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Writer
I love it! And I'd definitely be living there.
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jannadann Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
looking for ward to reading the story. Love the art work.
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saundby Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to retire here. A small book shop, with a cat, and yellowed slide rules in a glass case beneath the register. And the sound of rockets overhead every day.
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Maniac-Smith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a spelndid cityscape.
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gawd, I love Retropolis!
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BWS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, it's there to be loved. :)
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Kenseiden Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
fav'ing for future references ^^
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PhotoshopJedi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
nice, I am recruiting for a new compilation book of fantasy sci fi art. I am looking for a few hundred pieces all together. If you are interested let me know www.machinesandmagic.com

craig musselman
machinesandmagic@gmail.com

(ps. if I don't get back to you in 48 hours try again)
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hbenthow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
That is amazing.
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reinisgailitis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hehe, Fringe :D
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LafnLion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Exceptionally beautiful work Mr. Schenck.
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
amazing work, great details! a wallpaper would be nice!
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BWS Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll do a set of desktop wallpapers eventually, like I did for "Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves" - [link] - but that'll need to wait until most of the illustrations are done. (I've done 33 so far, out of about 120.)
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
thanks for the tip! downloading them! :D
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Looks great.
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Stretch-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Retropolis -- what a great name for this city. I love all the marvelous detail you've packed into this -- it really feels alive.
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Faantastic!:-)
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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
i love the art deco style it has.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL , I want to live in your retro future . All your pictures are great .
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has elements very metropolis about it, I love this retropolis idea you do.
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TokyoVigilanteX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Everything is better with Zeppelins.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional
love it
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TRIS31 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful world!
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Scorpion451 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   Artist
Wow that's a lot of detail.
I love the variety in the achitecture of the buildings,
far too often when you see 3D renderings of a city the buildings are basically copies of one another with different textures and scale settings.
Not an issue here.
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BWS Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There are really three different classes of building in there, depending on how close they are to the camera, to make you *think* that without slowing down the rendering. Well, slowing it down more, anyway :). And before you ask, no, I don't remember how long it took - I was able to turn off ray tracing for this one, which sped it up a bit.
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